Hotels tagged with: Somerset Maugham

Eastern & Oriental Malaysia

Eastern & Oriental

This is the first of a series of hotels opened and operated by the Sarkies family, who so successfully started running hotels in South East Asia in the second half of the 19 century. While operating this hotel, they ventured to Singapore where they ...

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Imperial New Delhi India

Imperial New Delhi

"The privileged among us experience a special feeling of ‘coming home’ when checking into a hotel, just as lovers of fine art are struck with profound admiration when confronted with a particularly beautiful piece on a gallery wall. These...

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Le Royal Cambodia

Le Royal

In 1928, the construction of the Grand Hotel in Phnom Penh was well under way. In late 1923 and early 1924, the construction of a 55-room hotel in Phnom Penh was proposed, with Ernest Hébrard as architect. A visionary planner, he was in part ...

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Metropole (Sofitel Legends) Featured

Metropole (Sofitel Legends)

  "The Metropole is one of the last grand hotels of the so called exotic East. I have returend to the Metropole many times. While researching its history I have - romantically - fallen in love with many elements of its past. I think you...

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Ritz Madrid Featured

Ritz Madrid

The Ritz Madrid is one of the classic elegant European grand hotels. It welcomes us with all the luxruy of a bygone time, elegant and refined, yet state-of-the-art und in fact very contemporary. From the preface of our book on the Ritz: "...

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Schloss Velden Austria

Schloss Velden

For over 100 years Hotel Schloss Velden was the meeting point of the international jet set. The King of Thailand enjoyed its hospitality, the Prince of Wales, the Kings of Sweden and Norway, too. To the left, by the way: Edward, the Duke of Windsor, ...

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Strand Hotel Featured

Strand Hotel

The Strand Hotel's recreation area - an oasis in the heart of the buzzing city of Yangon. A book of history, stories and memories of all the artists and writers who found inspiration at The Strand. "The Strand" — what a name in South Ea...

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The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Thailand

The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Since decades “The Oriental”, as it is affectionately known by travellers from all over the globe, leads the lists of all "best-hotels-in-the-world" publications. Moreover, it is an institution of hospitality. It offers ± 4...

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Prince de Galles

Prince de Galles

The Parisian hotel with two names! And it all started with a kiss! More than anybody else, Edward, the Prince of Wales (1910–1936),...Read More

Grand Hotel d’Angkor

Grand Hotel d’Angkor

At Angkor Wat - like around the pyramids in Egypt - virtually every hotel group of note operates a (sometimes historic) hotel. The most notable...Read More

Grand Hotel Royal (Corinthia Budapest)

Grand Hotel Royal (Corinthia Budapest)

The man with the sign ‘Grand Hotel Royal’ awaits me on the platform at Keleti railway station. He takes my bags and me to the hotel. The...Read More

Ritz Paris

Ritz Paris

First of all, obtain your very own and personal copy of Marcel Proust’s A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. Inform reception tha...Read More

Bristol Vienna

Bristol Vienna

  When you read 'originally opened', you know that there is something special about the opening date(s) of a hotel. Well, the...Read More